Praise from the other side

CityPress - - Sport -

Plat­inum Stars coach Cavin John­son:

KB has gone a step be­yond foot­ball in terms of how in­ter­na­tional peo­ple [in his job] are do­ing as far as fit­ness is con­cerned.

That he is African is a plus for South African play­ers be­cause he un­der­stands their men­tal and phys­i­cal struc­ture.

He is an ex­cep­tional per­son to work with. Com­mon in­juries such as groin and mus­cle in­juries are al­most nonex­is­tent when you have KB tak­ing charge of your team. We were never trou­bled by th­ese things be­cause we al­ways had a con­sis­tent team se­lec­tion due to the high fit­ness lev­els of the team. last year and is due to tour the Nether­lands later this year.

“For me it’s more the knowl­edge of the game than sports sci­ence that makes it eas­ier to de­liver on my du­ties,” said KB, who holds a third-dan black belt in karate.

He is blessed with the phe­nom­e­nal gift of un­der­stand­ing the lim­its of each player while keep­ing them in per­fect shape.

“My job is sort of an art – I pre­pare the team in pre­sea­son and make sure they last through­out the sea­son.”

This may help to ex­plain why

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